On Thursday, Olive and I went out with my sister in law for the day. We chose a day that it snowed (lightly) to go the seaside. Typical. It was bitterly cold but after feeling sorry for ourselves the day before (Olive had her first immunisations), it was just what we needed.
We hopped in the car and drove 40 minutes to the pretty seaside town of Whitstable. When we got there, after a quick feed in the car, we took a stroll down the narrow high street and popped in and out of many cute shops. A few had such narrow doors that I couldn't take Olive's pushchair in so we had to tag-team when going in those. Amy picked up some gorgeous smelling fresh lavender and a bag of lavender buds from the lavender shop for a bit of Wedding craft. I enjoyed the whiffs of the scent coming from the paper bag every time the wind changed- though feeling calm and very sleepy.
After a little browse and a few tiny purchases for Olive (a stunning story book and a wooden toy), we went to The Forge along the seafront. We bought ourselves some chips for lunch from the tiny fisherman's hut. Coated in salt & vinegar we munched away, warming ourselves up, whilst little Lady Olive softly snoozed away in the pushchair.
The hut were also selling ice cream and fresh donuts. Ok, so it wasn't the weather for ice cream but the smell of the sugary ring donuts was far too hard to resist.
Nibbling away on our donuts we walked along the seafront and back into town where we popped in a few more little shops before heading home for a cup of tea.
It was so lovely to get out and to catch up with family. I am so grateful to have family and friends around me. Especially for mini adventures like these.
Does anyone else enjoy going to the seaside in the winter? I think I prefer it to Summer!